The 5 Best, Worst Airlines of 2016
KLM comes out on top, El Al is last
By Linda Hervieux,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2017 9:06 AM CST
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KLM comes out on top in FlightStats' 2016 ranking of best airlines for on-time performance.   (GettyImages/dutchpilot22)
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(Newser) – When it comes to airlines, the biggest variables are not only the service and the seats. Bloomberg reports there are huge differences in the likelihood of being delayed, with the worst offender tripping up travelers more than half the time. That figure plummets to around 11% for the best companies. FlightStats ranked international airlines according to their on-time performance in 2016. Here are the top five (and your chances of being delayed):

  1. KLM, 11.47%
  2. Iberia, 11.82%
  3. JAL, 12.2%
  4. Qatar Airways, 13.66%
  5. Austrian, 14.26%

And the worst five:

  1. El Al, 56%
  2. Icelandair, 41.05%
  3. Air India, 38.71%
  4. Philippine Airlines, 38.33%
  5. Asiana Airlines, 37.46%

 

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